Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I have finished the two blocks.  This quilt is looking good =^.^=   I am on to the pieced border.  First comes marking the 3" squares.  My Sewline pencil is ready!  I love working with this shade of green.  Komatose is anything but with all the bright fabrics.

Design Wall Monday, September 28, 2015

Komatose is coming together.  I still have quite a bunch of the Sunday Star Block to stitch, but progress is being made.  Don't know if you can see the quilt's layout in the next photo...notice that heavily pieced border?  Pretty certain I won't have this one done by the end of September.  I have three other 2015 UFOs done so there will be a swap.  October will certainly find Komatose complete.  This is Bonnie Hunter's Lazy Sunday design that can be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
Karnarvon came back from Kerry's on Saturday.  I took time to prepare and sew down the binding and sleeve.  This project is by Tiffany Hayes from Needle in a Hayes Stack.  It was done as a mystery project at Road to California Quilt Show earlier this year.  Tiffany calls it her Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt.  Different kits using Downton Abbey fabrics were available for purchase.  These fabrics were inspired by the character Robert Crawley the Earl of Grantham.  When looking for a "K" name the Duke of Carnarvon who died of mysterious circumstances came to light; so with a little liberty with the "C"...Karnarvon came to be.  The quilting really brought this project to life.
I hope September has been good to you and October is even better.  See more projects going on around the globe through the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, September 27, 2015

Saturday I took advantage of a 25% off sale at Beverly's.  The sale started at 8am and went until 10am.  25% off your entire bill.  A nice sale that worked out excellent with my schedule.  I purchased white on white and a couple of pinks and greens to round out my current project's variety.  The white on whites will find a home in many of my future projects.  Komatose exhausted my white on white stash...a good thing!

My second purchase quite frankly had to be.  I have seen these lonely Tonga Treat 10" and 5" squares at Beverly's for far too long.  Each time I told myself I wanted them, but resisted since I didn't have a project they could fit into right away.  Well with the 25% sale and knowing they would be good for just about any background of a future project...I gave both of them a home in my stash...but just for a little while =^.^=!

Of course this means an addition to my stash, but not for long as Komatose is nearly finished.  Join me tomorrow for progress on my September UFO, Komatose.  See more quilters using their stash through the links at Patchwork Times.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  194 yards
Purchased this week:  8.25 yards
Purchased YTD:  164.25
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  29.75 yards

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Headed over to my quilting sister's home for a day of Lazy Sunday sewing.  I have a bunch of units sewn.  Only four will have the green triangle in the bottom left corner.  The rest of the blocks are with white triangles in each corner.  Working with the teal is so fun.  Wait until you see all the fabrics I have for each of the centers.

First off to Beverly's for their early morning 25% off sale!  Have a fun Saturday...

Friday, September 25, 2015

For Komatose, I have all of block one complete.  Looks sort of funny on my design wall, but the placement is correct.  Now to fill in all the spaces!
This is the start of the next block.  There are more of these than block one.  The bulk of the quilt is the pieced border.  Block two uses the teal for the first time.  It has no green.  Just above the teal are the corner units.  The cutting board has the outer middle units.  Finally the teal goes in the center to finish off the 9-patch block.  I will be showing this one soon on my design wall.  The end of the month is quickly approaching... 
I took time the past couple of evenings watching Netflix movies with DH.  American Sniper and Kingsman were both very good.  This gave me an opportunity to finish the binding on Korners.  The quilting is awesome.  You can see more of my finished projects at my website.  Come back soon to see progress on Komatose.  TGIF!

Design Wall Monday, September 21, 2015

 It is a start!  Certainly not much of one yet but I have been busy making units...
These are the neutrals that will be used.  I opted for all white on white fabrics for my project.  I had hoped to add in a few more different fabrics, but a trip to Beverly's in Clairmont found the store closed.  Something happened to the electricity on the grid in that area.  It had traffic lights out; the traffic was a mess.  All the businesses had closed up for the most part.  I arrived in the area about 30 minutes after the power outage.  Not sure what time it came back on.  We are in the throws of a heat wave so timing was sure not the best.   Needless to say my fabric stash was what destiny had in store for Komatose!
Here are the HSTs that will make more of the blocks on my design wall. The block is one of two for this design called the Lazy Ladder.  I will be making 24 of these.  The two color combinations of the 4-Patches are all sewn and ready.  Pretty good progress made this past weekend.
The Lazy Ladder block goes together pretty fast.  The second block is called Sunday Star.  It has more pieces to it so progress will be a bit slower.  The pieced border is what is going to take the most time.  Come back later in the week and see my progress towards the goal of having a top by the end of September...

More projects can be seen through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week.

Sunday Stash Report, September 20, 2015

I have quite a bit of fabric to add to my stash this week.  First up is the monthly fabrics for Kanton Kull.  This project hasn't yet been started.  It is A Prairie Gathering by Pam Buda.
This next project is Konstitution.  I purchased the entire kit from Primitive Gathering.  This project hasn't been started either.  It is Union Blues by Barbara Brackman.  I had a heck of a time with fabric; finding it much easier to buy the entire kit in the end.  Primitive Gatherings has a few more of the kits.  I purchased the back at Country Loft in La Mesa.  Both projects are planned to be stitched at the same time as Kerry works on hers.  It will probably be sometime before either project makes it to the sewing table.

I did use five yards for the back of Krates.  This is the project that my Mom purchased all top fabrics so I can't claim that yardage.  In the end this week I have way more to add then to take away.  I am very happy with my purchases!

I am still cutting Komatose (Bonnie Hunter's Lazy Sunday), but that's another post...come back tomorrow to see my progress.  I hope to be sewing today on this September UFO project.

Used this week:  5 yards
Used YTD:  194 yards
Purchased this week:  30.75 yards
Purchased YTD:  156
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  38 yards

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hump Day!  I wanted to share some recent finishes.  I always take something to work on during the long plane flight to visit my parents.  Kabuki, Kringles Kargo, and Kringles Kargo 2 were onboard.  These were on my 2015 UFO list.  You can see more of my finished projects on my website.
54" x 54"
Bonnie Hunter's Nine Patch Dance
Kringles Kargo
16" x 16"
Sandy Gervais's Tiny Treasures
Kringles Kargo 2
16" x 16"
Sandy Gervais's Tiny Treasures

Design Wall Monday, September 14, 2015

On my design wall today is the completion of Krates.  This design is by Emily Cier called Another Brick in the Wall.  Next up will be to put a back together for it.  Along the way maybe a binding fabric will strike me.  There sure were a lot of pieces to this project.
After picking up my quilts from Rosie's after the San Diego Quilt Show I worked on Komatose.  This will be the last 2015 UFO project to finish and it is due this month!  It is Bonnie Hunter's design called Lazy Sunday.  I found some good oranges and pinks in my stash to cut up into the various pieces needed.  I took on the greens first, oranges, and now the pinks.  The teals are already done.  Purples and neutrals are next.  Kerry will benefit from some of these fabrics as well.
Hope to get to sewing this week.  There are more projects to be seen today through the links at Patchwork Times.

Sunday Stash Report, September 13, 2015

I have some additions this week to add to my fabric stash.  I brought home 40 patriotic 2-1/2" strips Mom gave me.  Mom picked them up from Cozy Quilt Shop a couple of years back and never got around to using them.  I have no idea what I'll use this grouping for, but something will come along.  Thanks Mom!

35 Fat Eights Kit 8290F8 came home with me from the San Diego Quilt Show.  I have this awesome pattern in my "want to sew" list,Union Blues.  The price was discounted for the kit during the show so I couldn't go wrong.  There are other fabrics to add in yet, but this kit takes a lot of effort out of the fabric gathering.  This is one of three projects Kerry and I hope to work on together over the coming months.

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  189 yards
Purchased this week:  7 yards
Purchased YTD:  125.25
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  63.75 yards

Saturday, September 12, 2015

As you may know the San Diego Quilt Show is in full swing today.  On Wednesday I took a workshop to learn all about hexies.  Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses was my class taught by Tina Rainer.  It was a small class, but we stitched away after preparing our hexie shapes.  Below is the patterns's cover and a variation of what it can become.  I'm pretty certain the size of the pattern's cover will finish my project.

While I attended the workshop Stella Lightning supplied the task lamps for the classroom.  Offering a show price...well what to say...I was hooked.  I purchased one in white that will clamp to my sewing cabinet.  I should receive it within a week.  Hopefully it will cut down on the heat in my room as well as shed some different light on my sewing station.  Contact Mary Jean Murphy at Stella Lighting if you are interested in one of these task lights.  The model is called the Edge.
Finally, I ended up with some nice items from the goodie bag students receive.  I've taken many things out of the bag already, these items made it to the sewing room.

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, September 11, 2015

When I was at my parents home, Mom gave me some patterns that she didn't think she would get around to making.  The dog and cat patterns are applique and both crab patterns are paper pieced.  Besides the dog pattern which is a small lap size, the other three are small projects.  Kerry and I are already on the lookout for a 2016 Fur Ball project for the San Diego Humane Society...possibilities....

I'm looking forward to some time after my last 2015 UFO is finished this month to work on a few small projects.  One of these might be next after Komatose (Lazy Sunday by Bonnie Hunter).


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today I'm off to the San Diego Quilt Show.  I will be a student of Tina Rainer for the Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses class.  This will be a very first applique workshop for me.  Now all I need are my supplies to gather before I start my trek to the convention center.

After the class Kerry and I along with two others will have dinner in the Gas Lamp area before heading back to the convention center for the Preview Party.  You may recall that I have three quilts in the show.  Kaskade, Konstituent and Kooter Klan.  The Preview Party will give me my look at the three quilts.  Two of them are for sale and the new owner of Kooter Klan was kind enough to lend me the quilt for the show.

I haven't quite settled back to routine, but I am catching up on some rest.  There will be more to share after today's events.  Perhaps I'll see you there.

Sunday Stash Report, September 6, 2015

I raided Mom's stash of green!  These fabrics will go in my September UFO, Komatose.  A Bonnie Hunter design is again on the sewing table with her design called Lazy Sunday.  While I'm visiting my parents I thought I might cut pieces of purple for this project that I brought from home, but instead green hit the mat and rotary cutter.  (Kerry gets a share of these greens too!)  Time didn't allow for the fun trip to quilting shops north of Maryland in Pennsylvania, but next time I'm visiting we'll give it a go.  So besides a quick stop at Joann's for thread there hasn't been a fabric store in sight.  Maybe this is a good thing...
You may remember the Eagle quilt several of us worked on that was to be donated to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  This is the view as you maneuver your way to the residence.  Once inside we were greeted by the staff.  The photo below was taken in the dining area.  There are rooms for 450 veterans of which 400 were occupied.  Women and men share this residence with the youngest in their 50s and the oldest three celebrating 100 this year.  The two quilts to the right and left were pieced by my Mom.  There were three other quilts donated this day by us from quilters of Quilters by the Bay one of my Mom's quilt guilds.
Saturday Mom and I worked together to figure out a setting for her "house" blocks.  The next photo is what we came up with.  Kerry has agreed to quilt it; so it goes back with me.  The quilt should give a little cheering up to a child through the Project Linus organization.  We have another project in work that I'll share with you tomorrow.  Until the next time find time to create something wonderful!

Used this week:  0 yards
Used YTD:  189 yards
Purchased this week:  0 yards
Purchased YTD:  118.25
Net Fabric Used in 2015:  70.75 yards